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Donald Trump gave his retort to the Joe Biden Joint Address to Congress just hours after the speech was made.
Biden addressed the nation and Congress on Wednesday night, and on the same day the apartment of former Trump attorney, and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani was raided.
The 45th President of the United States spoke to Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo to give his retort to the speech and speak on other issues.
But the biggest news of the interview came when Bartiromo asked him if he would run again for president in 2024.
“Yes, 100 percent, and the polls show that everyone wants me to do it,” he said. And he said he would consider running with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
“Certainly, Ron would be considered. He’s a great guy.”
But he also went off on the speech Biden gave on Wednesday night, noting that no mention of the Southern border crisis was made.
He said that Biden “did not discuss the border” and that “they are pouring into our countries by the thousands.”
Trump said the wall would have been completed if he had not been sued by Democrats in Congress again and again.
“It could destroy our country if it keeps going and the longer it goes the harder it is to stop,” he said of the rampant migration, which he asserted includes criminals from Central America.
“It is going to get much worse,” as the weather gets warmer, he predicted.
Trump then responded to the Obama-esque class warfare part of the Biden speech about Wall Street not building America and the wealthy paying their “fair share,” which, coincidentally, no one ever gives a percentage for.
“It will be the largest tax increase in the history of our country and, when you say it won’t affect middle class, the middle class have 401Ks and when you look at the capital gains tax that is going to have a massive effect on the middle class,” he said.
He said it would also have a massive effect on companies leaving the United States which would cause a loss of jobs in the nation.
“That is going to drive all of these companies and all of these jobs out of the United States. It is a disaster,” he said.
“I got approved the largest tax decrease in the history of our country,” Trump said. “When you talk capital gains you are talking about everybody, not just so-called wealthy people.”
“They are going to drive all of these companies out,” he said. “Hundreds of billions (of dollars) were pouring back in (after he did his tax cuts).”
Bartiromo noted that Biden proposed trillions of spending in months while the GDP is expected to hit 9 which she believes makes the spending unnecessary.
“(The spending) will have a devastating impact down the road,” Trump said. “A lot of the GDP is all of this stimulus they are pouring into the country…It’s fake … they’re not real numbers.”
Trump then went off on the 2020 presidential election, again saying that he won the election and “not Biden.”
“The Arizona Senate right now is doing a forensic audit,” he said. “I have no idea what it is going to reveal but I think it is going to reveal tremendous corruption and that is true of many other states.”
He also spoke on reports that John Kerry allegedly revealed to Iran that Israel had attacked its interests in Syria.
“If there was ever a violation of The Logan Act, which they tried to pin on Gen Flynn who was totally innocent…,” he said.
He accused Kerry of interfering with his administration making a deal with Iran saying that he believed he interfered with them making a deal and telling them to wait for a Democrat administration to make a “sweetheart deal.”
Bartiromo asked Trump about the raid on Giuliani’s apartment about which the 45th president was furious.
He called the raid “so unfair” and “such a double standard.” “Rudy is a patriot who loves this country,” Trump said.
“Did Hunter file? Did Biden file? Because they did a lot of work with other countries,” he said.
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Bartiromo said that she agreed with Fox News host Tucker Carlson that the Biden administration will use the “force of law to crush political dissent.”
Trump also warned that the Biden administration was going to “give our country away to China.” And he argued that people are not going back to work because of the stimulus money which is crushing small businesses.
On the Democrat voting bill H.R.1, Trump was very critical.
“H.R.1 would be catastrophic,” Trump said of the Democrat bill to change voting. “This law that they’re trying to pass in Congress will override all of the state … including voter ID.”
Trump said it was ironic that you “had to have your name, your picture” to get into the Capitol on Wednesday but they do not want ID for voting.
He said he thinks Republicans would do very well in the 2022 midterm elections, but Mitch McConnell has not done a great job. They should change Mitch McConnell.”
“I think we’re going to have a great victory in ’22. I think we’re going to take back the House,”